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Old 08-24-2007, 09:18 AM   #11
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Me, I am a oak, hickory and cherry fan.

I am debating ordering some Gwava wood from Hawaii, not sure yet what I would use it on though.

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Old 08-24-2007, 12:55 PM   #12
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Dang, I forgot about this thread. Thanks for the compliments.

I've finally cut into the applewood that was given to me.....man oh man, what an aroma. It oozes of barbeque. If you get a chance to smoke with applewood, do it.
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Old 08-26-2007, 08:57 PM   #13
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I like to use apple for pork, poultry and fish (salmon). I acquired a lot of pecan from my dad's yard this past winter, thanks to an ice storm. Pecan is excellent for pork or beef. Pecan is in the hickory family, but to me it is a milder smoke flavor than hickory. Because of the large amount of pecan logs that my brother-in-law and I cut, we have more than we can burn in several years. I have made numerous friends very happy by passing on some of my pecan logs.
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Old 09-28-2007, 12:06 PM   #14
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What are your favorite woods to smoke with? I'm curious to see what everyone likes. I'm new to this forum and to smoking, I'm basically looking for ideas. Thanks.
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:30 PM   #15
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What are your favorite woods to smoke with? I'm curious to see what everyone likes. I'm new to this forum and to smoking, I'm basically looking for ideas. Thanks.
Oak,Hickory,Pear and Apple. I just received a huge box of Mequite chunks. I will be trying this out soon.
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:34 AM   #16
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Hazelnut shells work pretty good.
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:46 AM   #17
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Pecan wood and Pecans themselves are awesome to smoke with.
For an all around wood Apple definetly gets my vote.
But for seafood, Alder is the BOMB!!!!
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:52 AM   #18
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I like alder, ash, oak, locust for my base fire as opposed to using
charcoal as a base, or going all the way with a stronger flavored wood,
and then I add
the "flavoring" wood

Apple
Hickory
Maple
Cherry

I don't use mesquite, although it tastes fine, it seems to make my mouth numb, almost like it has an anesthetic quality. I've heard that from other people too. Anyone else experience that?
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:44 PM   #19
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I don't use mesquite, although it tastes fine, it seems to make my mouth numb, almost like it has an anesthetic quality. I've heard that from other people too. Anyone else experience that?
Some folks like it...some don't! I am part of the "don't" group. It will produce very hot coals for broiling however. When used in this manner it does not over power the taste of the meat. I would never use it for long term cooking like BBQing etc. (Unless you grew up spell bound by it's flavor) It's only other redeeming quality (IMO) is. It makes a darn good fence post especially when treated with Liquid Smoke!!


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